German Violinist August Wilhelmj Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 172 years ago

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German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 172 years ago.

A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as one of the eminent virtuosi of the early 19th Century – often billed as the ‘German Paganini’.

He is remembered today predominantly for his famous arrangement of Bach’s ‘Air on the G String’.

KYUNG-WHA CHUNG & KEVIN KENNER | BACH | AIR ON THE G STRING | ARR. WILHELMJ | | 2011

 

Celebrated Air on the G String BWV 1068 for Violin and Piano |PAPERBACK|

Johann Sebastian Bach

Arranged By: August Wilhelmj

Carl Fischer

 

 

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